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Mr. Clarence Obrian Sharpe, Sr., son of the late Jim Joyce and Rosabell Sharpe McElhaney, was born December 22, 1946 in Eden, North Carolina.  He departed this life on Tuesday, October 18, 2017 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.  He was the husband of the late Peggy Green Sharpe.

Clarence was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.  Throughout the years, Clarence served in various capacities at Emmanuel.  He served on the Usher Board, Kitchen Committee, as  the President and Program Chair of the Golden Age Circle, a member of the Lily Whaley Missionary Group, Sunday School attendee and also served as a church custodian.  

He was employed by Wix Corporation, Gaston County Schools and Gaston Memorial Park and Gaston Memorial Hospital (presently CaroMont Regional...) all in Gastonia, North Carolina until he retired.

He leaves to cherish fond memories his three sons, Matthew Lamar Sharpe (Tonya), Bryan Green (Ashley) and Clarence Sharpe, Jr. (Phylicia); sister, Laura Bell McCleave; brothers, Otis McElhaney (Veronica), OC McElhaney, Reverend Rickey McElhaney (Shelia) and Roosevelt McElhaney; sisters-in-law, Cynthia Standley and Ophelia Green; brothers-in-law, Samuel Green, Alfred Green, Lawrence E. Green, Ed F. Green, Freddie Green, Jr. and Michael Peagher; seven grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.


Funeral Arrangement

PLACE OF SERVICE
Emmanuel Baptist Church
913 N. Highland Street
Gastonia, N.C.  28052

DATE & TIME:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

VISITATION:
The family will receive friends for thirty minutes prior to funeral
(1:30 until 2:00 P.M.)

BURIAL:
Armstrong Cemetery
Gastonia, N.C.

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  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    It was my honor to have known such a great gentleman you be truly missed rih Mr. Clarence to the Sharpe and Mcelhaney family I send my condolences from me Debra Gilliam, nice, nephew Keyonna Jarmarius Mcelhaney
    ~ Debra Gilliam   Gastonia, NC
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    It was my honor to have known such a great gentleman you be truly missed rih Mr. Clarence to the Sharpe and Mcelhaney family I send my condolences from me Debra Gilliam, nice, nephew Keyonna Jarmarius Mcelhaney
    ~ Debra Gilliam   Gastonia, NC